Center for Innovation and Excellence in eLearning
- First Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
Molecular Dynamics for Computational Discoveries in Science
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The Center for innovation and Excellence in eLearning (CIEE), the premier center of its kind, promotes, encourages and sponsors the study of eLearning in the university, corporate, and public sectors.
Based on the campus of UMass Boston, and working hand-in-hand with other campuses in the UMass system, the center serves as a linchpin for research and critical thought on eLearning in its many forms, including online education, mobile learning, and multimedia education.
CIEE will publish a peer-reviewed research journal to serve the academic community by disseminating new knowledge related to eLearning.
About the Director
Alan Girelli earned his Ph.D. in Composition and Rhetoric from UMass Amherst. His research area is synchronous networked communications. He began teaching collaboration on LANS at Emerson College in 1986, pioneered use of ASPECTS at Brandeis University in 1991, and Netmeeting, Timbuktu, and CUSeeMe at UMass Boston in 1997, before the advent of learning management systems and online education.